You might hear talk of the dangers of blue light and be slightly confused. After all, the sun emits blue light rays, so how is it dangerous? The problem isn’t the slight amounts that you get from the sun but the increased exposure you get from long periods of staring at a device. Those elevated amounts can cause problems. Learn more about blue light and how blue light lenses can help with a few facts provided by our optometrists at Tran Vision Center in Laredo.
Blue Light Can Damage Your Eyes and Lead to Headaches
Blue light can cause eyestrain, which is basically overuse of your eye muscles. When this happens, you can experience chronic headaches and vision problems. The good news, though, is that this isn’t permanent. If you take steps to minimize your eyestrain, your vision should go back to normal and your headaches should go away. Using blue light lenses is one of the best steps for this, especially if you stare at a device all day.
Protecting Your Eyes From Blue Light Can Improve Your Sleep
Blue light gives off short wavelengths of light. Unfortunately, those short wavelengths impact your body’s natural melatonin release, which is the hormone that helps you rest and fall asleep. This is why you shouldn’t scroll through your social media platforms too soon before bed, but most people do it anyway. If, however, you use blue light eyeglasses for the last several hours before bed, you can fall asleep easier and get better quality sleep.
Prescription and Non-Prescription Options
You don’t have to have vision problems to take advantage of blue light lenses. They come in non-prescription options, as well. You can choose from a wide range of frames that come with non-prescription lenses that are covered with a blue light coating. If you do have vision problems, you have plenty of options available. You can have blue light protection added to any eyeglasses and frames you choose.
Maintain Eye Health with Blue Light Lenses
Don’t let blue light impact your vision or leave you dealing with constant headaches. All you need is a visit to your eye doctor to find the necessary protection. Call our team today at (956) 791-5967 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.
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